Punch Card with Letter of Request

Punch Card with Letter of Request

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Description
This letter from Smithsonian curator Bernard Finn to the Defense Document Center is a carbon copy of his 1963 request for copies of military articles. The request was filled by ASTIA (Armed Services Technical Information Agency) in Arlington, VA.
The cream colored punch card was used by ASTIA to fill the request. It has 90 columns, is marked MACHINEFORM – DO NOT MUTILATE on the left edge, Printed in U.S.A. REMINGTON RAND 0-31963-RI M on the right edge, and ASTIA Form 1 Jul 60 DOCUMENT REQUEST AND RECEIPT on the bottom edge. The card is punched with circular holes as was typical for UNIVAC cards.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
punch card and letter
maker
Remington Rand Inc.
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 26.8 cm x 20.3 cm; 10 9/16 in x 8 in
letter: 26.8 cm x 20.3 cm; 10 9/16 in x 8 in
card: 8.2 cm x 18.6 cm; 3 7/32 in x 7 5/16 in
ID Number
2017.3122.05
nonaccession number
2017.3122
catalog number
2017.3122.05
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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